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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 3 - HitFix Picks

1 hour ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Somehow, despite including two different clip shows, Day 3 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon leads us deep into the show's Golden Years, as we finish Season 4, go through Season 5 and most of Season 6, spanning from "So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show" through "The PTA Disbands." For the second straight day, we had no trouble picking two favorites apiece and we left out a slew of great episodes including Krusty's Kancellation, Bart's rise to "I Didn't Do It!" fame, James Woods' stint at the Kwik-e-Mart, Homer's trip into space and Lisa's attempts to design a new Malibu Stacy. [The image accompanying this story is from "Marge in Chains" which, if I'm being honest, didn't come close to making our list, but it's the only official image Fxx was able to provide for the episodes airing on Saturday.] My own greatest regret is that I couldn't pick "Treehouse of Horror V," which features "The Shinning" and "Time and Punishment," which are two of my five "Treehouse" segments. However, I stand by the two episodes I chose. And guess what? Day 4 was even Harder, choosing-wise. But that's tomorrow. »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Drew McWeeny, Josh Lasser and Dave Lewis

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 1 - HitFix Picks

20 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On Thursday (August 21) morning at 10 a.m. Et, Fxx is going to begin its Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, a showcase for 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." That's a lot of episodes and if you're a "Simpsons" neophyte, you may be intimidated by the sheer avalanche of yellow-tinged animation.  Fortunately, we're here to help. The individual fans on Team HitFix are weighing in on one or two episodes per day until even we may collapse under the avalanche of comedic greatness. And, since we know that nobody can watch 48 episodes per day and remain sane, we'll also recommend an episode or two that you might be able to skip each day if you need to shower, take a quick nap or show love to members of your family.  Check out our recommendations and chime in with your own favorites... Day One of the marathon begins with "Simpsons Roasting »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Drew McWeeny, Josh Lasser and Dave Lewis

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Don Pardo, Famed 'Saturday Night Live' Announcer, Dies At 96

18 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Don Pardo, the legendary Saturday Night Live announcer, who announced the start of the NBC sketch show for more than three decades, has died. He was 96.

'SNL's Don Pardo Dies

Pardo died on Monday night, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata, who did not give a cause of death. However, it’s possible that a broken hip the announcer suffered last year could have been a factor.

Saturday Night Live was Pardo’s longest-running announcing gig, beginning in October of 1975 and continuing till his death. For the first ever NBC’s Saturday Night show, Pardo announced from backstage: "NBC's Saturday Night. Starring George Carlin. With Janis Ian and Billy Preston. A film by Albert Brooks. Jim Henson's Muppets. The Not for Ready Prime Time Players. And comedians Valri Bromfield, Andy Kaufman. Ladies and gentleman, George Carlin!"

With the exception of Saturday Night Live’s seventh season, Pardo was the voice of SNL. »

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Debbie Reynolds To Be Honored With 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award

18 August 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo courtesy Debbie Reynolds Studios

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the union’s highest accolade will be presented to the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-nominated Reynolds at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt).

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard praised Reynolds’ artistry over her very accomplished career, saying, “I’m thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented »

- Michelle McCue

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Robin Williams: Hollywood reacts to comedian's death and celebrates his life

11 August 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Robin Williams was found dead in California today (Aug. 11) at the age 63. Friends, entertainers, the rest of Hollywood and beyond have take to Twitter to celebrate the comedian's life, to grieve, and to react to his unexpected death. Steven Spielberg's public statement: “Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him. He was a pal and I can’t believe he’s gone.” Garry Marshall's public statement: “Robin was hands-down a comedy genius and one of the most talented performers I have ever worked with in television or film. To lose him so young at the age of 63 is just a tragedy. I will forever be in awe of his timing, his talent and his pure and golden creativity… He was my friend and it is rare that you ever have a friend that is also a genius.” Bob Iger, »

- HitFix Staff

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Robin Williams Found Dead At 63 In Apparent Suicide

10 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California Monday morning after what is believed to have been a suicide attempt. He was 63.

Robin Williams Dead At 63

Williams was unconscious and not breathing at his residence in Tiburon, Calif. When medical personnel arrived, he was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.

"An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office," reads a statement from the Marin County Coroner obtained by ABC News. “Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014."

"At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made, »

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2015 Oscar Predictions: Opening the Best Supporting Actor Doors

4 August 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I think it's about time to get started with the rest of the Oscar categories as I've been slowly updating most of them in the background for about a month now. We'll start today with Best Supporting Actor, a category that's looking extremely top heavy at the moment even though I do have 27 contenders listed. Of those 27, however, I feel the five nominees will come out of my current top eight. Of course, something is bound to change, someone is certain to surprise, and perhaps that someone isn't even on my list just yet, but that's how the game is played. To begin I'm going with Mark Ruffalo at #1 for his performance in Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, a film that's boasting what is said to be three solid performances including Steve Carell and Channing Tatum, but as far as I can tell it will be Tatum as the odd man out, »

- Brad Brevet

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2014 Oscar Predictions: Opening the Best Supporting Actor Doors

4 August 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I think it's about time to get started with the rest of the Oscar categories as I've been slowly updating most of them in the background for about a month now. We'll start today with Best Supporting Actor, a category that's looking extremely top heavy at the moment even though I do have 27 contenders listed. Of those 27, however, I feel the five nominees will come out of my current top eight. Of course, something is bound to change, someone is certain to surprise, and perhaps that someone isn't even on my list just yet, but that's how the game is played. To begin I'm going with Mark Ruffalo at #1 for his performance in Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, a film that's boasting what is said to be three solid performances including Steve Carell and Channing Tatum, but as far as I can tell it will be Tatum as the odd man out, »

- Brad Brevet

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Snow White Prequel (Stupidly) Drops Snow White, Gets New Title and Release Date

31 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

‘The Huntsman’ release date announced as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ drops Snow White aka Kristen Stewart (photo: Chris Hemsworth in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has a new title, as the "sequel" to Rupert Sanders’ 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to arrive on screens in 2016 without Snow White — played by Kristen Stewart as an armor-clad Joan of Arc-ish heroine (minus the burning at the stake) in the original film. So, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has now been renamed The Huntsman. Now, does it sound idiotic to drop Snow White from what was purportedly going to be a Snow White movie sequel? Well, it does — and that’s because it is. So, instead of calling Snow White and the Huntsman 2, or rather, The Huntsman, a "sequel," the film is now being referred to as a "spin-off" — or, to be more precise, »

- Zac Gille

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Snow White Spin-Off Gets New Title, Release Date - But (Stupidly) Lacks Snow White and Stewart

31 July 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

‘The Huntsman’ release date announced as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ drops Snow White aka Kristen Stewart (photo: Chris Hemsworth in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has a new title, as the "sequel" to Rupert Sanders’ 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to arrive on screens in 2016 without Snow White — played by Kristen Stewart as an armor-clad Joan of Arc-ish heroine (minus the burning at the stake) in the original film. So, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has now been renamed The Huntsman. Now, does it sound idiotic to drop Snow White from what was purportedly going to be a Snow White movie sequel? Well, it does — and that’s because it is. So, instead of calling Snow White and the Huntsman 2, or rather, The Huntsman, a "sequel," the film is now being referred to as a "spin-off" — or, to be more precise, »

- Zac Gille

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Oscar Isaac Will Show Me A Hero On HBO For The Wire’s David Simon

30 July 2014 6:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When critics and audiences began raving about Albert Brooks’ menacing portrayal in the 2011 thriller Drive, I was curious as to why Oscar Isaac, who had a small but outstanding performance in the same film, was not getting any love. Three years later, Isaac is finally starting to get his due. After a terrific performance as the title character in Inside Llewyn Davis and with lots of buzz surrounding his upcoming films A Most Violent Year and The Two Faces of January (not to mention that Star Wars episode), Isaac is becoming one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. So, it is no surprise that he is turning to HBO to keep his options fresh, as the network just greenlit Show Me a Hero, a new six-hour miniseries starring Isaac.

In the drama, which is based on true events (and Lisa Belkin’s non-fiction book of the same name), Isaac will play Nick Wasicsko, »

- Jordan Adler

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Is there life after SNL for Brooks Wheelan? These stars did just fine

15 July 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The comedian has apparently been fired from the sketch show after just one season. But, as we found out, there's still hope

Saturday Night Live pretty boy Brooks Wheelan tweeted on Monday night that he had been fired from the most famous sketch comedy show in the Us after just one season.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (198285)

It was very dog eat dog. I didn't have a bag of characters that I could start pulling from. I didn't have a writer that wrote for me. I wasn't a stand-up. I was just this actress hoping to get material that I could then make funnier.

I didn't know how to work the system at all. Plus, there were a lot of drugs and I didn't realise everyone was on drugs I was a little bit naive.

It wasn't like I did something wrong. I was that last year of the old guard and they started anew. »

- Lilah Raptopoulos

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Big Screen to Small Screen: Top 10 Films About Television

13 July 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There has always been an understated rivalry between the mediums of movies and television. Many years ago it was even thought as being somewhat of a drastic career letdown if actors/actresses from film decided to depart for the landscape of television. The truth is that for some performers that had stalled or uneventful momentum in motion pictures that the concept of “slumming it” in television actually saved their show business profession. Hence, the boob tube made them relevant whereas the big screen had unceremoniously passed them by.

However, there is also a mutual respect that cinema and television share that go hand in hand when shaping our appreciation for entertainment on both the big and small screen. When movies depict the aspects of the TV world giving a sociological, psychological or emotional perspective then it is not so uncool to be a proud couch potato after all, right? Let »

- Frank Ochieng

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Mama’s Boy: The Top 10 Mother-Son Combos in Movies

7 July 2014 5:32 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

For some of the oldsters out there they may recall the 1973 Gamble & Huff-produced R&B hit single “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by the musical group The Intruders. This musical anthem was certainly a lyrical tribute to caring mothers and how their sacrifices shaped our childhood and adulthood.  This finger-snapping song definitely captured the spirit of motherly guidance.

Naturally film has had its share of depicting motherhood over the decades. In fact, mothers of all types are presented before our eyes in packages of being nurturing, notorious, nutty, naive and nonsensical. However, there is something so special about the mother-son relationship that rivals the father-daughter dynamic. We have our share of proud Mama’s boys out there roaming about in society.

In Mama’s Boy: The Top 10 Mother-Son Combos in Movies we will examine some of the big screen bonds that have been celebrated between the Mommy Dearests »

- Frank Ochieng

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Spotlight on Billionaire Jeff Skoll

6 July 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Robert Welkos Name: Jeff Skoll Net Worth: $2.7 billion (TheRichest.com) to $3.8 billion (Forbes) Source Of Wealth: eBay ‘Bio: Born to a middle-class family in Canada, Skoll graduated with honors in electrical engineering program at the University of Toronto, then went backpacking around the world before entering Stanford Business School, where he earned an Mba degree. He was the first full-time employee and first president of eBay, the Internet auction firm. He sold a portion of his company holdings for $2 billion. In 1999. he created the Skoll Foundation, which quickly became the world’s largest foundation for social entrepreneurship. In 2004, he created the movie production company Participant Media. In 2009. he founded the Skoll Global Threats Fund, focusing on issues that could bring the world to its knees: climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict. Marital Status: Single Hollywood Connections: Participant Media seeks to make films that »

- Robert W. Welkos

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The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)

23 June 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

There are people out there who have never seen The Princess Bride. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to society, and generally living happy, semi-fulfilled lives. But whisper a perfectly-timed “mawage” in their direction during a wedding, and the resulting blank stare or awkward chuckle will expose an inconceivable pop-cultural blind spot. Someone failed them when they were growing up.

In many ways it’s too late for them, but we can still save the next generation. The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13) is a starting point. This isn’t a list of the 55 “best” kids movies, »

- EW staff

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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

19 June 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Award nominations through January 2015, when the nominations are announced.Here's our very (and we mean very) early predictions for the best supporting actor race, which has a strong contender already in J.K. Simmons, who won raves for his performance in Sundance standout "Whiplash." But there's a lot still to come, from Albert Brooks ("A Most Violent Year") to Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro ("Inherent Vice") to Mark Ruffalo (getting rave reviews for "Foxcatcher" out of Cannes). Check out predictions in other categories here. Best Bets From What We've Seen (There's Actually Quite a Few): Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Ethan Hawke, Boyhood Phillip Seymour Hoffman, A Most Wanted Man Strong Contenders (At Least On Paper): Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice Albert Brooks, A Most Violent Year Johnny Depp, Into The Woods Benicio Del Toro, Inherent Vice Robert Duvall, »

- Peter Knegt

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Colin Firth leaving as voice of 'Paddington' movie -- Exclusive

17 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Paddington is losing his voice.

Colin Firth, who was providing the impeccably polite tones of the stuffed bear in a read hat, has split with the film in the midst of production.

“After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,’” The King’s Speech Oscar-winner said in a statement to EW.

It’s rare for an actor to leave a project this late, with a trailer for the December movie having already been released. But it’s not uncommon for voice actors to drop out periodically.

Last year, Scarlett Johansson famously replaced Samantha Morton as the disembodied voice »

- Anthony Breznican

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Colin Firth Departs 'Paddington,' Cites a 'Conscious Uncoupling'

17 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Taking a cue from Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Firth is leaving the "Paddington" production.

"After a period of denial, we've chosen 'conscious uncoupling,'" Firth joked in a statement to Entertainment Weekly about his departure from the animated flick about the lovable British bear.

Firth and director Paul King chalked up the decision to Firth's voice just not quite fitting the character, a discovery the pair said was mutual and without malice.

"It's been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn't have my voice," Firth's statement said. "I've had the joy of seeing most of the film and it's going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I'm pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him."

EW notes that while it's strange for an actor to leave a project so »

- Katie Roberts

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Albert Brooks in Talks to Join Illumination's Untitled Pets Project

17 June 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Albert Brooks is in negotiations to board a currently untitled animated pets project that Universal and Illumination Entertainment's are putting together. Hannibal Buress, Lake Bell, Bobby Moynihan and Ellie Kemper will also voice roles in the comedy adventure.

Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart are making their animated debuts in the project, which tells the story of what a group of pets in a Manhattan apartment do while their owners are at work. The building's canine leader, Max (Louis C.K.), finds his pampered life interrupted when his owner brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a slob that is lacking in personality. The duo finds themselves out on the streets of New York, where they have to set aside their differences to take on a bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart). The bunny has plans to build an army of abandoned pets that are out to turn the tables on humanity.

Bobby Moynihan »

- MovieWeb

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